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Technical Program

Tuesday, 4 March

1045-1215

Ballroom A

Fluids and Hydraulics

Session Chairpersons:

Rolv Rommetveit, Edrilling Solutions; Raymond Ronald Bullock, Halliburton Energy Services Group

Discussions in this session will focus on drilling fluids from water based to fluid agents, how they are used and the lessons learned.

Time Paper # Presentation
1045-1115 167937 icon:DC Alternative Drilling Fluid Weighting Agents: A Comprehensive Study on Ilmenite and Hematite
A. Tehrani, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company; A. Cliffe, M.H. Hodder, S. Young, J. Lee, J. Stark, S. Seale, M-I SWACO
1115-1145 167971 icon:DC One-Trip Chemistry Activates a Polymer and Cleans a Drilling Fluid Filter Cake at Once
R.R. Garza, B. Liu, A.K. Sadana, Baker Hughes
1145-1215 167950 icon:DC The Effects of Drillstring Eccentricity, Rotation, and Buckling Configurations on Annular Frictional Pressure Losses While Circulating Yield Power Law Fluids
O. Erge, M.E. Ozbayoglu, S.Z. Miska, M. Yu, N.E. Takach, University of Tulsa; A. Saasen, Det Norske Oljeselskap, University of Stavanger; R. May, Baker Hughes
Alternate 167987 icon:DC Drill Cuttings Re-Injection Well Design and Completion: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
S.M. Gumarov, T.A. Shokanov, S. Simmons, V.V. Anokhin, S. Benelkadi, L. Ji, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company
Tuesday, 4 March

1045-1215

Ballroom B

Drilling Dynamics

Session Chairpersons:

John Laurence Thorogood, Drilling Global Consultant LLP; Graham Mensa-Wilmot, Chevron

A recent discovery in drilling dynamics is the importance of vibrations much higher than are usually reported in the literature. Two papers report on new findings for these high-frequency vibration – one focused on torsional vibrations and one that includes downhole measurements up to 1,400 Hz. Our 3rd paper discusses the how and why of various types of vibratory drilling tools – rotary valve, fluidic flow modulation, and spring/mass/poppet too designs – to help guide their use in the most efficient and optimal way

Time Paper # Presentation
1045-1115 167968 icon:DC High-Frequency Torsional Dynamics of Drilling Systems: An Analysis of the Bit-System Interaction
J.R. Jain, H. Oueslati, A. Hohl, H. Reckmann, L.W. Ledgerwood III, Baker Hughes; M. Tergeist, G. Ostermeyer, -. Ostermeyer, Technische Universitat Braunschweig
1115-1145 168034 icon:DC Drilling With Induced Vibrations Improves ROP and Mitigates Stick/Slip in Vertical and Directional Wells
J.R. Clausen, A.E. Schen, I. Forster, J. Prill, R. Gee, National Oilwell Varco
1145-1215 167993 icon:DC The Need for High Frequency Vibration Measurement Along With Dynamics Modeling to Understand the Genesis of PDC Bit Damage
H. Oueslati, A. Hohl, N. Makkar, T. Schwefe, C. Herbig, Baker Hughes
Tuesday, 4 March

1045-1215

Ballroom C

Drilling Contracts and Management

Session Chairpersons:

Jonathan Paul Ruszka, Baker Hughes Intl Inc; Cesar David Hinojosa, Petrofac

In this session, traditional indemnity clauses in the event of gross negligence or willful misconduct will be explored based upon recent court proceedings. In addition, how the structure of drilling contracts may need to change to drive performance improvement and encourage development / implementation of new technology will be discussed.

Time Paper # Presentation
1045-1115 168046 icon:MI Macondo Litigation Update - How Court Decisions Will Impact Oilfield Contracting and Insurance Practices
C.A. Moomjian, CAM Oilserv Advisors
1115-1145 167933 icon:DC The Drilling Business Model: Driver or Inhibitor of Performance and Innovation
J.P. de Wardt, DE WARDT & COMPANY
1145-1215 168036 icon:MI Automated Planning of Procedures for Risk Mitigation and Efficiency
A. Molin, Pride Automation; D. Kortenkamp, P. Bonasso, D. Schreckenghost, S. Bell, K. Kusy, TRACLabs
Alternate 168011 icon:DC Transferring Knowledge Through Decision Support: A Case Study in Drilling
O. Gundersen, Verdande Technology; R.J. Kucs, OMV E&P; T.J. Sheehy, M.V. Holden, Verdande Technology
Alternate 167994 icon:DC Relief Well Drilling Using Surface Seismic While Drilling
K. Evensen, S. Sangesland, S.E. Johansen, E. Raknes, B. Arntsen, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Tuesday, 4 March

1330-1715

Ballroom A

Underbalanced and Managed Pressure Drilling

Session Chairpersons:

Isabel C. Poletzky, Halliburton Services; Thomas L. Gee, Weatherford International Ltd.

Today’s difficult drilling environments make wellbore construction a challenge. Drilling hazards—such as wellbore instability, lost-circulation zones, overpressurized formations, narrow windows and shallow flows—can threaten the economics and operational viability of the well. Using the techniques of Underbalanced and Managed Pressure Drilling (UBD & MPD) in these environments can allow operators to gain the edge and thereby mitigate many of these issues. Topics in this session include: drilling deepwater carbonates using MPD from a dynamically position drillship, use of an advanced drilling simulator to evaluate and modify operational procedures for a HPHT well drilled with MPD, drilling an offshore HPHT well using an automated MPD system, applying MPD and using a mud cap for tripping in an ultra-narrow margin HPHT well, how uncertainties can be handled in steady state flow modeling for UBD by using a probabilistic approach, and finally, Pressurized Mud Cap Drilling (PMCD) enabling coring and wireline operations.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 167995 icon:DC Drilling Deepwater Carbonates Using Managed Pressure Drilling on a Dynamically Position Drillship
R. Ho, D.D. Moore, D. Pirie, Marathon Oil; J.R. Kozicz, Transocean
1400-1430 167958 icon:DC The Operational Benefit of Testing HPHT/MPD Procedures Using an Advanced Full Scale Drilling Simulator
H. Blikra, G.T. Pia, Talisman Energy; J.S. Wessel, Maersk Training Norge; M. Svendsen, eDrilling Solutions AS; R. Rommetveit, S.I. Oedegaard, eDrilling Solutions
1430-1500 167930 icon:DC HP/HT Exploration Well in Offshore Malaysia Pushed Automated MPD System to Maximum Utilization, Identifying Safest Drilling Operating Window
F. Rodriguez, A.E. Prasetia, A. Mettai, Schlumberger; L. Umar, Y. Thiam, M. Murad, Petronas
1545-1615 167985 icon:DC Improving Drilling Operations Efficiency on an Ultranarrow Margin HP/HT MPD Well With Use of a Mud Cap
J.S. Oyovwevotu, Senergy; E. Low, Bowleven; S. Nas, Schlumberger
1615-1645 167954 icon:DC Improved Underbalanced Operations with Uncertainty Analysis
J. Udegbunam, University of Stavanger; H. Lohne, International Research Institute of Stavanger; K. Fjelde, University of Stavanger; O. Arild, E.P. Ford, International Research Institute of Stavanger
1645-1715 168030 icon:DC A New Continuous Flow System (CFS) for Managed Pressure Drilling
J.R. Cunningham, R. Bansal, G.G. George, E. De Leon, Weatherford International Inc.
Tuesday, 4 March

1330-1715

Ballroom B

Casing and Risers Integrity: Design, Management and Case Histories

Session Chairpersons:

Jim Michael McNicol, Archer; Thomas Michael Redlinger, T H Hill Associates Inc.

This session further develops our industry’s broad understanding of casing and riser design to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of well construction. The session will explore papers that highlight case histories, models and optimizations that can be utilized to understand the performance and integrity boundaries of casing and risers whilst constructing a well in a safe and efficient manner. The session is certain to provide an additional level of understanding to those involved in assuring casing and riser integrity.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 168002 icon:DC Drilling Riser Conductor Monitoring: A Practical Approach for Operational Integrity Verification
J. Diestler, Pulse Structural Monitoring Inc; M. Park, 2hoffshore Inc.; S. Das, 2hoffshore
1400-1430 167999 icon:DC Modeling Method to Estimate the Casing Wear Caused by Vibrational Impacts of the Drillstring
R. Samuel, A. Kumar, Halliburton
1430-1500 168028 icon:DC Real-Time Casing Design Optimization: A Case Study in Using Managed Pressure Drilling to Develop an Adaptive Well Design and Eliminate Casing Strings on a Deep Water Exploration Well
C. Sugden, W. Bacon, O. Gabaldon, Blade Energy Partners; J.U. Borges, C.M. Soares, J.L. Falcao, E.F. Nogueira, G.S. Vanni, L. Manchester, Petrobras
1545-1615 168008 icon:DC Rotating Casing Strings: Overview of Fatigue Assessment Methodology Based in Full Scale Lab Testing, and Application Cases Stories.
G. Rodriguez Jordan, S.J. Grittini, G. Mazzaferro, Tenaris; E.D. Urdaneta, Tecpetrol
1615-1645 167929 icon:PO Case History: Casing Collapse During Concentric Drilling Operation Leads To New Casing Design Approach for HP/HT Wells With Low Reservoir Pressure and/or N2 Injection
M. Guiza, H. Bedino, S. Sierra, S. Scagliarini, D.A. Romero, R.R. Coelho, Schlumberger; R. Rodriguez, Pemex
1645-1715 167932 icon:DC Development of Well Complexity Index to Improve Risk and Cost Assessments of Oil and Gas Wells
B.G. Nzeda, J.H. Schamp, T. Schmitt, Wintershall Holding
Alternate 168056 icon:DC Experimental Assessment of Casing Expansion as a Solution to Microannular Gas Migration
D. Kupresan, Louisiana State University; J.F. Heathman, Shell; M. Radonjic, Louisiana State University
Alternate 167955 icon:DC Improved Model for Tapered Casing Design under Pressure Testing
R. Samuel, Z. Wang, A. Kumar, A. Gonzales, Halliburton
Alternate 167975 icon:DC Drilling with Production Liner reduces AFEs per well, brings to early production in Urmanskoye field onshore Russia
K. Sidorenko, G. Valiyev, D. Priymachenko, S. Beattie, A. Bakhtin, S. Kulikov, Weatherford; A. Dubovsev, K. Strizhnev, GazpromNeft
Tuesday, 4 March

1330-1715

Ballroom C

Innovative Bit Technology

Session Chairpersons:

Dan Eugene Scott, Baker Hughes Inc; Ryan William Weeden, National Oilwell Varco

This session is populated by papers highlighting innovation in both PDC cutters and PDC bit technology that have lead to measureable performance gains. Topics in the cutter technology cover the latest performance on rotating PDC cutters and another covers innovative cutter designs which have lead to improved performance, durability and cuttings management. The session will wrap up with an analytical study of the behavior of a partially leached thermally stable cutter. After the break the session will switch to the PDC bits. Papers will cover an innovative model which has been developed to match cutter and bit features to the application, and leads to a much improved package of technology. Another covers a study of the papers and industry claims on matching bits and reamers, and this session wraps up with an innovative design solution supported with case studies of bits which mitigate stick-slip.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 167956 icon:DC Constructing Difficult Colony Wash Lateral With Innovative Rolling Cutter Technology Improves Drilling Performance
G. Bruton, Chesapeake Energy; M. Smith, L. Mueller, R. Ford, Smith Bits, a Schlumberger Company
1400-1430 168004 icon:DC In-Situ Analysis of the Microscopic Thermal Fracture Behavior of PDC Cutters Using Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
G. Zhan, A. Patin, R. Pillai, R. Gilleylen, National Oilwell Varco Downhole; M. Castagna, FEI
1430-1500 168000 icon:DC Innovative Non-Planar Face PDC Cutters Demonstrate 21% Drilling Efficiency Improvement in Interbedded Shales and Sand
A. DiGiovanni, Baker Hughes; S. David, Baker Hughes Inc; D.M. Fuselier, D.E. Gavia, M. Zolnowsky, R. Phillips, Baker Hughes; D. Ridgway, Devon Energy
1545-1615 167917 icon:DC Characterizing Drilling Applications and Bit Designs Using Common Responses Improves Bit Selection Outcomes
S.C. Russell, C.R. Vempati, Baker Hughes
1615-1645 168026 icon:DC Development and Testing of Stick/Slip-Resistant PDC Bits
T. Schwefe, L.W. Ledgerwood, J.R. Jain, D.M. Fuselier, H. Oueslati, L. Endres, Baker Hughes
1645-1715 167926 icon:DC São Francisco Basin Tight Reservoir Play: Defining Benefits of Hammer Bit/Percussion Drilling, Onshore Brazil
M. Gerlero, T. Soroldoni, D. Barreto, Schlumberger
Alternate 167973 icon:DC Innovative Impregnated Drill Bit Design With Enhanced Durability Improves Performance in Challenging Application in Colombia
F. Becerra, C. Burch, C. Cleboski, S. Mendoza, Baker Hughes; V. Rodriguez, Equion
Alternate 167925 icon:DC Advanced FEA Modeling Produces First Directional Tandem Reamer BHA: Eliminates Trip on Deepwater Exploration Well
A. Jardinez, G.A. Guzman, PEMEX; C. Karrer, R. Murillo, F. Verano, J. Araujo Perez, J.R. Lopez, Schlumberger